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Some Public Libraries to be partially reopened from 19 February

From 19 February 2021 (Fri), the Hong Kong Central Library, six major and 31 district libraries will reopen their adult library, young adult library, children's library; and offer lending and returning of library materials and collection of reserved items. The libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures (including users are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission, for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found). Please refer to the library notice on the Details.

Other facilities of the above libraries and all other libraries will remain temporarily closed until further notice. Book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and self-service library stations will continue to provide service.

Calculation of overdue fines will be resumed from 5 March. Overdue fines will be charged on all library items borrowed before the reopening of public libraries and not returned or successfully renewed before 5 March, except those borrowed from the mobile libraries. Readers are advised to return the overdue items in order not to incur overdue fines.

Application for Students' Study Room (SSR) Admission Card

The opening hours of the Hong Kong Public Libraries SSR will be extended during the examination period from 1 March to 31 May 2021. Users who intend to use the SSR service can apply for admission cards (applicable to 15 March to 20 May 2021) by post starting from 10 February. Details

Toy Library

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In order to provide quality library services and facilities, the Toy Library is temporarily closed for enhancement project until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. For enquiries, please contact our staff at 2921 0386.

Located on the 2/F of the Hong Kong Central Library, the Toy Library is the first public toy library in Hong Kong targeting children aged eight or below and their parents.  Four play corners, namely Baby Play Corner, Pretend and Imaginative Play Corner, Creative Play Corner and Activities and Games Play Corner, are specially designed to cater for the development needs and play behavior of children of different ages. For general enquiries, please call 2921 0378. For details of group visit application, please click here.

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Readers may reserve play sessions in person at the Toy Library or by telephone during the opening hours within one week prior to using the service.  Each person can only reserve one session per day.Please refer to the Opening Hours and Sessions of Toy Library for details.

For hygiene reasons, all users are required to wear socks inside the Toy Library.  Please refer to the Conditions of Use of Toy Library  for details.

For reservation, please call during opening hours at 2921 0386.